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Head of Corporate Development

Client. Design Museum

Location. London, UK

Closing Date. Tuesday 25th July

Welcoming, collaborative, enterprising and provocative, the Design Museum is a global destination for contemporary design and creation.As the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form, from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design, the Design Museum opened its doors to an incredible new space in Kensington, in late 2016. The move from their former home in Shad Thames has tripled their exhibition space and allowed the opening of a permanent free display alongside two temporary exhibitions.  In the first 12 weeks of opening, the Museum welcomed 250,000 visitors.To capitalise on this extremely successful move, the Museum is looking for a Head of Corporate Development to work closely with the Development Director in creating and implementing strategies to develop high value, sector-leading partnerships with corporate partners for the Design Museum programmes, through sponsorship, strategic partnerships and corporate events. Critical to your success in this role will be your proven track record of success in delivering corporate fundraising income against demanding targets, and in leading a high-performing team. Strategic and proactive, you have strong commercial acumen and the ability to work with key internal and external stakeholders at all levels. You are entrepreneurially minded, and seek and act upon new opportunities.  If you’d like to work at the most exciting museum in London at a significant point in their history, we’d like to hear from you.


Director of Advancement

Client. University of Surrey

Location. Guildford, Surrey, UK

Closing Date. Wednesday 12th July

On a meteoric rise to success in the last 5 years, the University of Surrey has visionary plans and is looking for an equally ambitious Director of Advancement to join them. Named Times University of the Year and University of the Year for Student Experience in 2016, the University is international in its focus, enterprising in its spirit and determined in its ambitions to contribute to global society. Ranked 4th in the UK by the Guardian, the University of Surrey is innovative, forward-thinking, and:


Executive Director, Philanthropy

Client. Arts Centre Melbourne

Location. Melbourne, Australia

Closing Date. Friday 7th July

Philanthropy is pivotal to ensuring the sustainability and future growth of Arts Centre Melbourne, ensuring its shared vision and strategic aspirations are met. An integral member of the Executive and reporting to the CEO, the Executive Director, Philanthropy will provide strategic direction and inspirational leadership to the Philanthropy team, its programs and goals. The Executive Director will work closely with the leadership team and Trust to grow philanthropic support in a creative and collaborative way, aiming to evolve ACM into a philanthropic-centric organisation and an established international philanthropic brand. In addition, the Executive Director will develop and execute capital campaign strategies to support the strategic vision of Arts Centre Melbourne and to further strengthen the sustainability of an ongoing successful philanthropic programme.


Director of Development

Client. Southbank Centre

Location. London, UK

Closing Date. Monday 10th July

Southbank Centre is seeking a Director of Development to craft and deliver a strategy to drive development forward in this world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, taking full advantage of a dynamic year-round artistic programme and an inclusive ethos. Southbank Centre is a place that unites people through the exchange of ideas, the power of creativity and through freedom of expression.  They passionately believe in the power of art, ideas and creativity to inspire, educate and effect change.The UK’s largest arts centre, Southbank Centre was founded with the Festival of Britain in 1951. It’s a place where people experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes. Their festival programme encompasses art, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature and debate. It reaches 6.25 million people a year, and encompasses over 5,000 events featuring world-class artists from across the globe.Working closely with the artistic programme team, the Director of Development will work strategically to maximise the revenue opportunities surrounding the Centre’s artistic activities and site. This will need to be considered collaboratively and holistically across a wide range of art forms and assets across all fundraising streams. To be successful in this role you will be a confident fundraising professional with an outstanding track record of private income generation from individual and/or corporate sources. You possess excellent interpersonal, negotiation, leadership and management skills with the ability to operate at a very senior level.  A deep understanding of the UK arts sector and experience of navigating large, complex organisations would be a major advantage.  A strategic and creative mind and a robust approach to relationship-building is essential.


Director of Development

Client. Jesus College, University of Oxford

Location. Oxford, UK

Closing Date. Monday 10th July

“Our 450th anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of this outstanding College and its community.  I look forward to working closely with our new Development Director, who will lead the team to build on our successes and help us realise our exciting ambitions for the future.”- Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Principal, Jesus CollegeJesus College combines academic excellence in teaching and research with an informal, vibrant, diverse and supportive community. Known as one of Oxford’s friendliest colleges they foster a sense of belonging in students and offer them academic and financial support, whilst encouraging their participation in a wide range of student societies and activities. Researchers at the College are at the cutting edge of diverse topics, such as studying the behaviour of cells to investigate the nature of cancer, researching materials for quantum computing, developing the methods and techniques of Artificial Intelligence, modelling climate change, creating an online resource that brings scholarship on the Stuart era to a wider audience and reconstructing music from ancient sources, leading to performances of music not heard for millennia.This is a remarkable opportunity for an individual to build on a successful foundation of fundraising, to be involved in the development of a major landmark building in central Oxford and to lead the anniversary Campaign which has a focus on securing support for students and academic posts.A collaborative and enterprising approach together with your motivating management style will inspire your colleagues and your team. Your ability to influence and involve senior volunteers and work effectively with academics and alumni will be evidenced by your sophisticated communication skills.  You have a successful track record of securing six figure gifts and easily gain the confidence of influential, high net worth individuals and corporate leaders.


Development Manager

Client. Australian National University

Location. Canberra, Australia

Closing Date. Friday 30th June

This is your opportunity to join one of the world’s foremost research universities during an exciting and significant period of growth.


Head of Individual Giving

Client. Children's Cancer Institute

Location. Sydney, Australia

Closing Date. Friday 9th June

As the Children's Cancer Institute looks to significantly build on its strategic fundraising activity and philanthropic income, it is seeking to fill this crucial role within the Fundraising and Marketing Department, which will be pivotal in ensuring long term success at a time of extensive growth across the organisation.The Head of Individual Giving is a senior management role that provides strategic leadership to the Individual Giving Team and its activities, including the development and implementation of an Individual Giving Strategy that achieves positive income growth and a broadening of the donor base. A significant track record at a senior level, in both strategic planning and management of the full suite of fundraising programs including major giving, regular giving, bequests and stewardship, will ensure success in the role.You will have a strong passion and belief in the mission and work of the Institute and will be driven and ambitious but will thrive in an innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment.